Nasario Garcia visits the UNM Bookstore Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. to discuss and sign copies of his new book Fe Y Tragedias: Faith and Tragedy in Hispanic Villages of New Mexico (Rio Grande Books). The event is free and open to the public.

The stories of tragedy and sadness shared by old-timers (viejitos) in Fe y Tragedias are as diverse as the voices behind them. Each bilingual account personifies faith, fortitude, compassion and buoyancy. Without these human attributes, people beset with tragedy would have succumbed to tragedy itself.

Garcia is the author of numerous books that deal with the preservation of Hispanic language, culture and folklore of New Mexico. Garcia, emeritus professor of Spanish, currently resides in Santa Fe, NM.

The UNM Bookstore is located at 2301 Central Ave. NE at the intersection of Cornell and Central. Parking will be validated in the parking structure for up to one hour with purchase.

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